Joel strolled off down the street, leaving Trish to wink coyly at the bouncers as she slid between them and into the club. The air inside was warm and hazy, smelling of sweat and beer and old cigarettes. Music boomed, just on the verge of too loud, and laser lights slashed through the darkness in time with the beat. In the center of the room, a DJ on a raised platform had the air of a puppeteer, a satisfied smirk on his face as his puppets jerked and whirled and bounced with every twitch of his fingers.
Trish pushed through the crowd and found her way to the bar. She leant on it casually, flicking her hair back in one practiced motion, and started counting. This was part of the competition. She had worn her red dress especially - short, figure hugging, and totally inappropriate in any sort of polite company.
"Buy you a drink?" asked the stranger.
This was how The Game always started - their personalized take on the classic spice-up-your-marriage routine so beloved of decades of ...
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Four years ago, Cassandra had to marry a wealthy man, though she had no feelings toward him. Similarly, the man whose name was written against hers on the marriage certificate couldn't care less about her either.
Four years later, she was drunk on a cruise ship in Rome and the fate sent her a graduation gift, a steaming hot one-night-stand with an unbelievably handsome man.
She had cheated on her husband! And what was worse, the unbelievably hansome man turned out to be her husband's brother, Rufus Luo!
What was she gonna do? How could she live with him under the same roof? What would her husband do to her after he found out the buried secret? And more importantly, how could she resist his boundless charm?
Secrets. Every family has them.
Trevor Davis left his hometown of Bannock Falls, Maine at the young age of fifteen, leaving behind his parents and his nine-year-old sister Grace. After twelve years, Trevor is returning home with his partner Daniel Williamson to attend the funeral of his mother.
It's time for Trevor to face his fears and expose the secrets that drove him away.
This eBook contains graphic violence, language, and sexual situations intended for readers over the age of eighteen, however, it is NOT erotica.
Dane Monday deals with weird stuff. Mad scientists, sorcerers, robots, time-travelling cats, cyborgs learning the concept of love, and more. Whether it's a death ray, a doomsday ritual, or simply magic gone wrong, Dane Monday is there to stop them. He's even got a rogue's gallery of megalomaniacal villains who want revenge. Armed only with his wits, some reluctant allies, and a satchel full of gadgets, Dane steps forward to save the city of New Avalon.
While investigating an abandoned building, Dane encounters the remnants of a magical ritual shortly before the building explodes in spectacular fashion. Narrowly escaping this destruction with his new ally, the aspiring journalist Abby Connors, Dane follows the threads of this mystery while evading a menagerie of homicidal robots, kidnapping thugs, and the wrath of a mad scientist. At the bottom of it all is a scheme to destroy New Avalon involving a century-old architect, a historic hotel, and something not ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 281 Pages (465 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
When her sister ran away from the wedding, Autumn was forced to marry Charles. His name had been linked to innumerable ladies. He had different girlfriends for every day of a year. Autumn had never thought that she would fall in love with him.
Australian private investigator Andrew Schlakier is hired by a mysterious government agency that wants a conviction on a ten-year-old murder case - and is willing to pay handsomely if he delivers. Broke, burnt out and binge drinking since splitting with his girlfriend, Schlakier takes on the cold case against his better judgement. He begins tracking the whereabouts of Christopher Hohl - the eldest son of one of Australia's richest families. Questions hang over him concerning the disappearance of his wife a decade earlier, for which he is widely believed to be responsible.
But far from unearthing a man of murderous intent, Hohl's back story reveals a family tragedy in which he was an innocent victim. Is Hohl the cold-blooded predator the media paints him as or just fodder for a vociferous press baying for blood? Schlakier seems to be the only person who believes his target is not guilty, even while evidence to the contrary continues to mount. But as Schlakier traverses the streets of ...
Thousands of unsuspecting drivers claim to have experienced time loss after they dared to travel on the nation's most haunted highway. People have been known to disappear for a short period of time, and then reappear with no recollection of their time missing or even what had occurred. This unexplained phenomena has been reported through history from the many travelers who have driven on one of America's most haunted highways.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 10 Pages (2,274 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Rory was a mall cop. He knew he wasn't supposed to carry a gun. He had a British, North Yorkshire accent. Mercedes discovered this when she pulled out her own gun. Rory said, "Drop the knickers--I mean, the gun."
How can Brent give in to his desire for the sexy Bollywood actor when a relationship between them could cost Raj his life?
When bodyguard Brent Hawthorne moves to India to start a new business, he thinks his biggest problems are going to be the language barrier and coping with the intense heat in Mumbai.
But when he starts working for one of Bollywood's top actors, Rajkumar Khan, Brent has to rethink that estimation.
Raj is not only handsome and sexy but also secretly gay, and sparks fly the instant the pair meet.
But Raj is being blackmailed and the unknown sender of the letters is not only threatening his life but also to reveal his secret.
As Brent battles to find the identity of Raj's blackmailer, he finds himself growing closer to the sexy Bollywood star.
He struggles at first to resist Raj's advances, fearing any sort of relationship between them could cost the star his life, but Raj is a hard man to resist.
Can Brent keep his hands and heart to himself long enough to ...
Willow Springs is scarcely a speck on the map -- an old mining community where pickups still outnumber economy cars by four to one and the locals don't know what to make of the new Starbucks. Yet beneath the veneer of small-town charm, something sinister is at work. A force as old as time itself has awakened and for the inhabitants of Willow Springs, one thing is certain.
Nothing will ever be the same again.
Fans of Stephen King and Scott Sigler will devour this story in a single sitting.
Desperate to reinvigorate his career, washed-up novelist Miles Conroy looks to Montana's wooded mountains for the peace and inspiration to write a best seller. But however dazzling, the remote wilderness of the high country is an unforgiving place with a dark secret.
Reality and perception collide in this nail-biting thriller, where nothing is as it seems.
Twelve years after World War Three, a US Government led expedition ventures into wild mountain country to establish contact with one of the last remaining renegade armies. The purpose of the mission is to end hostilities and consolidate the position of the dominant administration.
There is another purpose, another reason behind the mission. Very little is at it seems, in either camp. A peace mission soon becomes an ideological contest, and ultimately a desperate struggle to survive.
A post-apocalyptic saga that is also part thriller and a confronting study of human behaviour under extreme conditions, Bitter Lesson is a gripping read.
He is the worst of the worst; a perverted deviant and an elusive killer who presents himself as an old-fashioned country preacher. She is the distraught widow of a man who successfully embezzled a fortune. With her two young children, she lives amid the dilapidated ruins of a declining estate named Slate Gardens, where rumor insists three million dollars remains hidden. Beguiled by the preacher's psychotic manipulations, the widow takes him into her home as her second husband and a malign father to her vulnerable son and daughter. She longs for companionship and love. He craves only profit.
A paroled convict and undetected serial killer murders a notorious embezzler in a prison shower, having confirmed the presence of a fortune hidden somewhere on the grounds of his victim's former home, Slate Gardens. Using all the guile of a handsome though psychopathic country parson, he will seduce and possess the man's lonely widow and then overpower her children in an obscene quest for stolen ...
When her sister ran away from the wedding, Autumn was forced to marry Charles. His name had been linked to innumerable ladies. He had different girlfriends for every day of a year. Autumn had never thought that she would fall in love with him.
Peddlers and snake oil, pimps and pornography, lunatics and paranoia... each pair travels the same darkened alleyways to service identical shadow-bound gates. We receive them by the backdoor, thank you, and always well into the evening.
These are private matters undertaken and clearly marked by clandestine hush and furtive sidelong glance. Sometimes concealed in the open but more often hidden in a fog of disinformation, our every secret contains a kernel of truth wrapped within a burlap of proficient lies.
Patience and due diligence may unwrap the enigma to decipher a hidden message, but let the interloper beware. Secrecy keeps company with slaughter. Of political overwatch run monstrously amok; of corrupt small-town cops playing god; of ancient treasures buried in the most obvious of sites, and of all the mysterious specters that play lethal games of government; such twisted threads weave life's strange tapestry. Of conspiracies, here find intriguing catalogs, and of conspirators, ...
Les turns fifty and reflecting back on his life, he sees things he regrets and decisions he would make differently. A plane crash and a near death experience sends him back through time to his freshman year in high school to live his life over. Though he would rather not go through living his life again, he has no choice. When he reaches his fiftieth birthday the second time, he has to make a choice: continue living his previous life from the time of the plane crash or continue his living his second life.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Ripped straight from today's headlines, Iran is on the verge of achieving their nuclear ambitions. Diplomacy has failed. Economic sanctions have failed. Now, Israel learns that Iran will have a nuclear bomb in just a few months -- and they take a more aggressive stance. What follows from Iran surprises no one, what no one realizes, though, is that this is simply Iran's opening move...
Blue Jackson knows more than most people, but she will never tell. The only one who knows she can talk is her brother, Tory, who is developmentally disabled. Tory agrees to keep her secret, until Blue starts conversing with the squirrels. It ends tragically in a macabre slaughter instigated by one mysterious girl and her army of rodents.
"I feel him in the breeze sometimes even though he doesn't appear to be there or anywhere really, except I know he is. Some days the tiniest of hairs stand up on my neck and it feels like if I turned even a little I'd run right into him."
"Have you ever been pulled away from a thing you thought you no longer needed only to find you longed for it the minute it was absent from your presence?"
"When the sooty ash rubs onto your clean, white shirt remember that if you choose to surround yourself with the dirty stains in life eventually you will get tainted yourself. Who you spend your time with is just as important as how you spend it."
"Sometimes the hardest thing to see is the thing right in front of us."
"I know a girl who thinks she's found herself, and I don't have the heart to tell her she hasn't, that what she perceives to be love is nothing more than a neatly wrapped lollipop with a hollow center."
This third collection of poetry written by New York Times ...
Genre: Poetry & Drama Length: 169 Pages (387 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Will and Alice Harding, and their seven-year-old son Toby, have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Hoping for a fresh start, Will's and Alice's past hides dark secrets that are just waiting to emerge.
Soon, Toby begins to change; his voice, his appearance, his demeanor. Finally accepting that something is seriously wrong with their son - something traditional medicine can't help with - Will and Alice turn to folk magic for help.
But can they figure out what the powerful, mysterious force is that plagues their son... and how to defeat it?
And When the Arguing's Over... where will you be and what will you have achieved?
People argue on a daily basis, but conflicts aren't always what they initially appear to be. Sometimes a little perception is needed to read between the lines to discover the truth.
Six plays covering themes such as following the herd and selling out at work. The desire to be noticed, fiction versus non-fiction, fact versus memory and the comforting lies we tell each other and ourselves to make life a little easier. And hope - because without hope, even misguided hope, what would be the point in arguing?
"The other thing about lying is that the liar is banking on two things. They are hoping that the person being lied to is gullible enough to believe the lie - and the person doesn't always have to be that gullible - and they also know the person they are lying to well enough that they know the person won't push any further, because they know the person they are lying to wants to believe the lie." - The ...
AT THE TENDER AGE OF NINETEEN, MARIE TURNER WAS FORCED TO LEAVE THE HOME OF HER PARENTS. SHE COULD NO LONGER ENDURE THE ABUSE FORCED UPON HER BY A ONCE-BELOVED UNCLE.
TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, MARIE DIDN'T WANT TO TELL HER PARENTS WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT WOULD BREAK HER MOTHER'S HEART AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO DO SUCH A THING. INSTEAD, SHE GOES TO STAY WITH HER FRIEND MAGGIE, WHO CONVINCES HER TO GO TO CHURCH. MARIE IS RESISTANT AT FIRST, BUT EVENTUALLY AGREES.
DOUGLAS WEAVER IS A CATTLE RANCHER IN EL PASO, TEXAS WHO HAS PLACED AN AD FOR A BRIDE IN SEVERAL CHURCH BULLETINS BACK EAST. WHEN HE RECEIVES A LETTER FROM MARIE, HE KNOWS SHE'S THE ONE GOD HAS LED TO HIM.
MARIE FEELS A KINSHIP FOR DOUGLAS AND AGREES TO HIS MARRIAGE PROPOSAL. THE MOMENT SHE MEETS HIM IN PERSON, SHE KNOWS THIS WAS MEANT TO BE. THEY SEEM TO BE A HAPPY COUPLE, BUT SHE SOON WONDERS IF SHE SHOULD TELL HIM WHY SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
WOULD HE THINK LESS OF HER? THEN HER PAST COMES CALLING, AND ...
What happens when a regular girl catches the eye of a prince?
It didn't start that way. In the beginning, they were just friends. Pen pals, really. But over time, things began to change. Prince Nikolas is all grown up, and must ultimately take his place on the world's stage.
Isabel is a typical American girl, shy but independent, growing up in Washington, DC. Her problems are more about walking without tripping, talking without embarrassing herself, and getting into college.
Oh, and she just might be in love with a prince!
Now she will have to decide what comes first - her heart, or the needs of a nation? Follow Nik and Isabel on their adventure in the beautiful Mediterranean country of Heledia, as they embark on a journey to discover each other, and what fate has in store for them.
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On Friday of Easter weekend in Juglan, Texas, many strange events distract from the festivities. Telephone service is sporadic and failing. Fires burn out of control. Police services are nonexistent. The dead and the dying accumulate on the streets. Before the village's clocktower chimes midnight, many of its citizens will perish and the city, itself, will lie in flaming ruins.
This is the terrible revenge of Nelson Sedgewick. For years preceding this heinous act, he has brooded within the ramshackle ruins of his lifelong obsession, his self-styled "Animal Emporium and Family Fun Circus". An unlicensed roadside attraction presenting animal performances during a period of declining support for such displays, the Emporium is emblematic of the pathological disconnect between reality and Sedgewick's mad dreams. Deceived by the grandeur of his visions and his own misplaced self-confidence, the would-be ringmaster invested heavily in his enterprise before it inevitably failed, and now he ...
The Demon Dead:Troubled Waters(Book 2 of 2)
They thought they were safe. They thought it was over. They were wrong... In the world of The Demon Dead, no place is safe. Not even on the massive aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. John, Amy, Derek and Jimmy are trapped deep within the bowels of the ship. To escape they must get to the flight deck. To get to the flight deck they must fight their way through blood thirsty corpses and demonic forces that roam the ship's passageways. To survive they must get off the ship and make their way to shore. And once on land, then what? Join them on a hellish journey as they fight for survival on these Troubles Waters.
The Demon Dead: Troubled Waters(Book 2 of 2) is the sequel to The Demon Dead: Tres Zombies(Book 1 of 2). It is the second and final book in the two part Demon Dead series.
Sassy mouth. Killer curves. Claire Beacon is the one woman I cannot live without, and I will stop at nothing to catch her, claim her, make her mine... even if she's supposed to hate me.
I have something every man wants. A beautiful parcel of oceanfront property in Long Island, New York.
But I won't sell. I don't need some rich guy from the city coming through here, knocking down my heritage, and ruining the neighborhood.
Even if it would make me a millionaire overnight.
The land is more important to me and my family than gobs of money could ever be.
Instead, I'm happy with my modest little life: raising my niece, running my restaurant, and slamming the door in the face of every man who drives into town to give me an offer.
Until Peter walks through the door, catches my eye, makes me feel things I never have before, and turns my life upside down with a single look.
As a wealthy real estate developer, I can buy anything I set my sights on. And right now I have eyes on an ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 96 Pages (2,186 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
THE BODY OF A WOMAN who insulted everyone she met on her short trip to Moonstone Lake is found floating in the lake. Is it a murder or an accident?
Arizona Summers and her psychic dog Nutmeg love to solve crimes. The new chief Keith Wesley makes it clear he doesn't want her help. Once he realizes Arizona is the go-to person with whom the townspeople share their deepest and darkest secrets. The handsome new chief tries to get back in Arizona's good graces but she doesn't make it easy.
It's hard for Ary to keep the restaurant she owns running smoothly when her mother, Emma causes chaos at every turn. Even her Aunt Sandy, who referees her sister and niece, shakes her head at Emma's shenanigans.
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Don't go shining that crown up just yet... Everything in New Orleans is fleeting.
NOLA is known for quick flashes of gold and silver. Riches that vanish into the loud, gaudy streets. Jewels during the day lead to cardboard box shelters at night, and Baby Jade has survived it all. She's clawed her way out of the ditches and slums, only to fight her way to the head of the boardroom. However, when another underage stripper goes missing, Jade quickly realizes money doesn't always equal power.
No, that's reserved for the ones with the authority hanging between their legs. Like James, Lucky, Gauthier. He's wealthy, desperate, and hung like a damn horse. He's also ready to bulldoze anyone in his path to take back his power.
Broken and tormented, will Lucky and Jade still be each other's saving grace?
James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, most famously stream of consciousness. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, his published letters and occasional journalism.
Joyce was born in Dublin into a middle-class family. A brilliant student, he briefly attended the Christian Brothers-run O'Connell School before excelling at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, despite the chaotic family life imposed by his father's alcoholism and unpredictable finances. He went on to attend ...
A "black widow" scientist with daddy issues and a knack with poison stalks philandering husbands!
"IF YOU LIKE STRONG CHARACTERIZATIONS, GREAT DIALOGUE AND SURPRISES, PULITZER-NOMINEE LAWRENCE DE MARIA'S ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES ARE IN A CLASS BY THEMSELVES. MORE CHILLS AND THRILLS, AS AN INTREPID P.I. HUNTS A BLACK WIDOW SERIAL KILLER. " (John Crudele, New York Post); "A LAWRENCE DE MARIA TITLE GIVES YOU MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK THAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE BOOK MARKETPLACE TODAY." (Florida Weekly); "A MASTER OF THRILLER DIALOGUE." (Washington Independent Review of Books); "WHILE DE MARIA MAY HAVE BEEN AN AWARD-WINNING FINANCIAL REPORTER, HE'S AN AWFULLY GOOD FICTION WRITER AS WELL." (Naples Daily News)
The death of a spider monkey in a South American rain forest is the prelude to unsolvable human murders in Canada and the United States. Only when private investigator Alton Rhode is approached by a suspicious priest does the killer have anything to worry about.
Rhode has ...
A collection of Amish romance... Joshua is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become a complete mess. Then he meets Lovina, an Amish woman who is dating a man with whom she is hopelessly mismatched. The two become unlikely confidants and each allows the other to share their life and experiences with them. Will they both help each other to make the toughest decisions of their lives?
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 161 Pages (1,259 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
"Homebound Journey" of the "Angel Tweet" inspiration series is about a terminal cancer victim, Dana, who is all alone and only seeks to join her young son who passed away years ago. But, first she would like to self-publish a historical WWII romance book. Karlee, a thirteen year old, who is computer savvy and a victim of vicious social bullying, is seeking a safe place over the summer. Can these two find one other while supporting their aspirations during a time of need?
Discover the intricacies of how to self-publish a book in both paperback and e-book by joining Dana and Karlee in overcoming their differences by forming an unlikely friendship to obtain their goals. A heartwarming novel which provides information, benevolence and inspiration to anyone who wishes to self-publish or just enjoy a noteworthy read!
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 81 Pages (189 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Today is my 40th birthday. It's also my last day on Earth.
I get to do anything I want today, within reason, as long as I make it to the portal before my time is up.
What I want is to spend the day with Cara and my two young children.
I don't know what awaits on the other side of the portal, I only know that certain death awaits me here if I refuse to go.
Some light adult content
14,600 word short story/novella
Cocaine and politics are a big part of life in the land of pleasant living. Maryland State Police detective Christy Lee Vennetti and her newspaper reporter husband, T. J. Kent share a life together. Join them as their paths cross more than a few times as major figures in a drug ring explode into the headlines when their gambling boat is blasted into the hereafter.
Psychologist, Dr. Sylvia Marstens, is making a fresh start. The move from NYU to Silicon Valley is just the ticket to break out of her rut. With a huge boost in salary, beautiful California weather, and complete autonomy at work, her new job is a dream come true.
The world's largest online video sharing service, UVid, has a problem. The Content Moderators hired to review questionable materials are quitting en masse. Some videos are just too disturbing and disgusting to forget. Dr. Marstens, with her unorthodox method of isolating and suppressing traumatic memories, has the perfect solution to solve UVid's expensive turnover troubles. Her controversial technique, long denounced in the halls of academia, is more than welcome in the land of algorithms and code. It is a match made in heaven.
She soon discovers some traumas cut too deep. Sometimes the past comes back. Some horrors will not stay buried. In this terrifying thriller, Dr. Marstens finds even she cannot escape her own dark ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 347 Pages (1,155 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Adam "Tex" LaSalle is a member of an elite team of Navy Seals fighting to take down drug cartels seeking to destroy lives with their drugs and violence. Only this Seal team shares a dark, centuries old secret... a secret that few outside the team are aware of. A secret that they use in their mission to stop the cartels. About to embark on a mission to take down a large cartel leader once and for all, the team leader's mate, a woman with precognitive dreams, tells Tex that she has dreamt of a prisoner locked in the cellar of the drug cartel's compound. And only Tex can save the prisoner. If he fails... their lives will never be the same.
Beth Logan is on her own for the first time in her young life. After recently losing her mother to Alzheimer's, Beth moves across the country and takes a job as an accountant for an up and coming pharmaceutical company. Little does she know that the CEO of the company is doing business with human traffickers, kidnapping young women and boys for ...
See why readers are calling the Emergence Series a bold reinvention of the zombie theme that will have you gripping the edge of your seat.
An epic struggle for survival between humans and a twisted mutation of undead begins in Emergence when a deadly virus, originating in China, quickly spreads throughout the world as it turns humans into cunning predators with interconnected mental abilities. The human race is about to become an endangered species unless CIA Agent Will Reisner and his elite team can track down the source of the virus before the world is completely consumed.
If you liked The Puppet Masters or I am Legend then check out Emergence!
Leave the cannoli. Take the shoes!
When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor's showroom, her questions are so numerous she'd need a bookie to keep track. The victim's ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick's apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can't keep her head above water, she'll end up sleeping with the fishes.
Books in the Humorous Samantha Kidd Mystery Series:
• DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY
• BUYER, BEWARE
• THE BRIM REAPER
• SOME LIKE IT HAUTE
• GRAND THEFT RETRO
• PEARLS GONE WILD
• CEMENT STILETTOS
• PANTY RAID
• UNION JACKED
• SLAY RIDE
Looking for your next great read? Fugghedaboudit! Read CEMENT STILETTOS today!
Soon to be in movie theaters, Holocaust in the Homeland tells the story of one of the darkest days in US history. Envious locals in Tulsa dubbed the Greenwood section "Black Wall Street" because of its economic success, but that success was obliterated by a riot in 1921. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents. This account sees the events through the eyes of a fictional reporter. It offers perspective and hope. The events of Memorial Day, 1921 were hidden for the better part of a century, but knowing the truth about that day is critical to understanding ourselves and our motives and will ultimately make us all safer in an unsafe world. Today, just as in 1921, media hype too often obscures truth and embraces hype because hype is more interesting. The truth about this event must no longer be kept secret. Follow Sam Stackhouse, an old man remembering, as he discovers truth and wisdom.
A woman listens to the song of the road and wonders if she has the strength to stay with her husband, this time. A journalist visits the opera and discovers a bitter history of failure alongside the music. An angry young boy finds the beach is not always a place of healing, and two lovers face their last day together with something like courage.
In this collection of twelve thought-provoking stories, a variety of very different characters confront the brokenness and despair of their lives, and begin a tentative journey towards the possibility of hope. Can they ever find their way back to the people they used to be?
'Wagon Wheels, Star Wars Memorabilia and the Nice Ham' is a short story consisting of three short chapters. For a typical reader, it will probably take no more than twenty minutes to read.
"Chelsea and Walter Hamilton had planned to spend a quiet night sat in front of the TV, but that wasn't how things turned out. A visit from a burglar takes them on an adventure involving Wagon Wheels, Star Wars memorabilia, and the nice ham... "
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'Wagon Wheels, Star Wars Memorabilia and the Nice Ham' is taken from the crime themed short story collection, 'How To Poison Your Husband And Get Away With It, and Other Short Stories'.
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As you've probably guessed from the silly title, and also from the author's name, 'Wagon Wheels, Star Wars Memorabilia and the Nice Ham' is a short story with quite a daft tone to it.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 46 Pages (1,259 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
All alcoholic assassin Jennekai wants is a way to pay off his gambling debts and get on with his life of debauchery, safe from the ghosts of his past. A secretive contract with the Pearl King to kidnap the daughter of a tribal chieftain seems like the perfect opportunity, but when the Pearl king tries to have Jennekai killed instead of paying up, the assassin finds himself with little choice but to return the princess Alaria to her people in the hopes they might offer him safety from his treacherous employer. The last thing he expects is to fall in love with her along the way - as if things weren't already complicated enough.
Jennekai and Alaria find their fates becoming ever-more entangled as they battle their way across the continent, but Jennekai's actions have far greater ramifications than he realizes... New prophesies, old vendettas, and the re-emergence of the ancient magical artifact known as the Book of Wizar are driving the three nations of Elleran towards a war for power ...
When Marianna was spirited away by unknown raiders, everyone expected a ransom demand to soon follow. Such was the peril of everyday royal life in the chaotic times following abandonment of the misty isles of Albion by indifferent Rome. But when weeks went by without word her father, High King Mattheus, dispatched teams of trusted warriors to find her and bring her assailants to account.
Young Erik, Scion of the House of Birkenshire, was one of these. Separated from his comrades and alone in hostile territories, he plunged headlong into forgotten vales and desolate coasts in pursuit, driven onward by precious memories of stolen tender moments. Then he stood before the grim fortress - wherein he found, not the innocent damsel of his youthful desires, but a terrifying beauty borne of an ancient evil that bound his soul to an even more primal force bent on regaining its place in the halls of human exaltation.
Now caught between two worlds, he must resist the temptations of his ...
New Year's Eve 1964. A young Irishman, Lochran Ryan, is being transported by Special Branch to a secret rendezvous with Sir Winston Churchill. When he arrives, a sniper tries to kill the statesman. But why kill a man who the world knows is dying? This is the first of many questions that Lochran must find the answers to, as he tries to avert a war between England and the Irish Republic. His quest for the truth takes him to New York, London and Moscow, where he encounters the most ruthless of criminal gangs, and Delafury - a one-man execution squad - who warns Lochran that a new force is rising that will change the world.
Churchill's Assassin is the first in The Lochran Trilogy, followed by The Last Rogue and The Alpha Wolves, an epic tale in which the world's most notorious criminal masterminds gather to strike at the one man who may discover their secret.
In 1895, Marchese Salvatore Brocanti abruptly abandons the villa in the forests of Tuscany that had been his family home for generations.
Today it lies hidden, crumbling and forgotten. But why did the tyrannical artist flee the palatial villa? Was it cursed as he insisted? Did his wife and children really desert him as he claimed? Or were his stories simply smoke and mirrors to hide a more sinister purpose?
In 2018, after seeing extraordinary old prints of the villa, photographer Joe Oliver is determined to explore it. While on assignment with travel writer Evie Lorrigan to review the Brocanti estate, he breaks into the villa, only to find a maze of deception beyond his imagination.
When Evie mysteriously disappears, Joe is convinced she has become a victim of the villa's secrets. But in attempting to rescue her, will Joe become a victim himself?
'An Imperfect Revenge' is an eerily claustrophobic psychological thriller about one man's crazed mission for retribution, a mission with ...
Months ago, I almost killed the man who kidnapped my sister, and now the FBI wants me to do it again.
A serial killer is striking at the height of spring break, and the FBI has only one lead -- all of the dead women were left to look like me.
I'm the FBI's last resort to track this deadly predator by using my special abilities.
Only this time, I'm tethered with a tracking device to watch my every move, and without weapons at my disposal.
Not to mention the FBI intends to use me as bait.
The only question left is whether I can outsmart the killer and survive when my name is sitting at the top of his hit list.
As the bitterest race war in human history grinds to its bloody climax, a group of soldiers encounter a primal hate, far deeper than race or belief or religion could ever instil -- an ancient hate from before the dawn of recorded time.
Can enemies overcome their petty prejudices and collaborate together -- when they are confronted by a threat to the very survival of humanity?
A mysterious red apple locked away in a glass prison is passed down from mother to daughter for over a thousand years. The apple never rots, never loses its beautiful glistening color, and it holds a power within that yearns to be released.
A father and son bond in the worst possible way.
An old man encounters a mysterious presence under the water of a local pond.
A young couple spice up their sex life but things don't go as planned.
This anthology of 21 bite size horror stories will bring you terrors from as near to home as the next door neighbour, or as far away as the dark side of the Moon.
A cozy mystery set in outer space!
When amateur sleuth Sylvia Stryker lands a job as Uniform Manager on a cruise ship in outer space, she jumps at the chance to leave her small planet behind. But when the ship's second navigation officer is found dead in the uniform closet shortly after departure, Sylvia's problems become bigger than folding the inventory. Juggling red shirts, white lies, and little green men, Sylvia now has to expose a killer before Moon Unit 5 becomes space dust.
You'll adore this outer space mystery for its humor and whimsy, and because everyone understands the universal desire to fit in.
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Sparks fly when the wholesome girl next door crosses the path of a sexy, alpha male.
Grace followed the rules. She always played it safe and never put her heart in jeopardy, until the night she met him. She'd never imagined connecting with an alpha male like Ryan. Giving herself to him as he'd cradled her in his arms had come naturally... until she sobered up. He was everything that she'd convinced herself she didn't want. Or was he everything she needed?
Ryan balanced on a thin line of gray. He'd killed his share of demons but managed to live at peace with his actions. Then he met Grace, a woman who pushed all his buttons and shook him to his core. The need to have her overwhelmed him, but she kept shooting him down. Could he convince her that he was exactly what she needed?
Grace's Kiss has a HEA and can be read independently from the other books in the Savage Security Series. This book has adult language and sexual situations.
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She's an ordinary girl in an extraordinary situation.
Andrea left her comfortable home and her family to take a job building a pipeline with her estranged grandpa, Buck. She's always been curious about his job, and why her mother dislikes him so much. She doesn't expect, however, to uncover buried family secrets, for the job to be so difficult, or to be the only women on site.
Rooster isn't a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl on the job is too small and feminine. She's a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn't belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn or workplace romance is going to ruin it for him.
Will Andrea prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andrea and Rooster derail their hard work? Find out in this extraordinary coming of age story.
~ She thought she'd lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~
Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents' farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she's ever known and the man she's begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.
Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky struggles to make sense of the path the Lord has placed her on and finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 366 Pages (869 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
The people who built the greatest monument on earth did it for a reason, and for someone. It was built to last, because its rightful heir would not discover its secret for 4000 years.
Five girls meet at school and become lifelong friends after completing a corn maze together when they are fourteen years old. Fifteen years later Posam wins a contest, and they regroup to visit the great pyramids in Egypt. What they don't know, is that the pyramid creators are expecting them. Hidden passages that can only be opened by select individuals solving ancient puzzles separate the group one by one. They must choose to continue willingly until only one remains. Individual opinions run rampant. Why them and what for? It's the adventure of a lifetime, and it's finally here.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 323 Pages (1,278 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
20/20 Vision is the debut poetry book of Walsall based poet, Ryan Kenny.This book consists of 20 poems about love and loss, in which Ryan attempts to understand his emotions and how to express them. Love and loss go hand in hand - it hurts when you lose somebody you love, but it also feels amazing when you find somebody who you can share your love with. 20/20 Vision explores these feelings in a brutally raw way, with Ryan letting his emotion flood into the pages of this collection.
Genre: Poetry & Drama Length: 26 Pages (1,469 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Abby Maguire's Iowa based travel phobic mom is coming to visit... virtually. Abby will give her the grand tour via a video link to prove Eden is a safe town. All goes well until her mom joins a tour group and one of her fellow passengers dies. There's enough circumstantial evidence to warrant looking into the death and while Abby's focus is on keeping her mom in the dark, it doesn't take long for her mom to suspect Mr. Howington is not just camera shy, but is in fact dead.
Other books in the series
1. End of the Lane
2. Be Still My Heart
3. The Last Ride
Revised and Extended with an all New Ending
Action & Adventure In The Florida Keys from the #1 Bestselling Author
Mac Travis went to the Florida Keys to disappear, but his new commercial diving job turns out to be more than he planned. An artifact discovered while working on a bridge pier quickly draws the attention of a real estate tycoon, a Jersey mobster and twin Indian Chiefs all trying to open a casino in the pristine Keys. When his psycho ex-girlfriend tracks him down things get even more interesting.
If you like Clive Cussler, Carl Hiaasen, Randy Wayne White, Tim Dorsey and John D. MacDonald check out this adventure thriller series.
Features boating, diving, and fishing, flavored with a generous dose of Conch Republic counterculture.
Daniel Robespierre detests rich people, considering them to be wasteful, arrogant and a blight on a just society. As a retired Canadian real estate lawyer of very modest means, Daniel missed the gravy train during his career. Under highly unusual and volatile circumstances, he meets Alice Bannon, a phenomenally wealthy beauty from New York City. Will Dan's prejudices against America's elite doom this budding opportunity for romance?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald W. Desaulniers is a retired real estate lawyer from Belleville, Ontario, his beloved hometown, where he ran his business from 1973 until 2009 and where he still lives today with his lovely wife, Jane and their one remaining cat. He has penned more than forty novels, each of which is available exclusively through Amazon as an E-Book or in paperback form.
Welcome back to Hamlet.
It was supposed to be one date. After connecting on an online dating site, Grace Delaney agreed to go out with Thomas for coffee -- and that was the beginning of the end for both of them.
Thomas Mathers is rich, he's smart, he's arrogant, and, after one evening, he's decided that the lovely ballerina is meant to be his. And because he almost immediately proves how obsessed he is by breaking into her home and leaving threatening gifts, she knows he's not about to take Grace's no for an answer.
No matter where she goes, he finds her. In the seven months since they met, she's been forced to move twice, change her number three times. The cops won't help her. Her friends think she's just being stubborn.
Tommy would be good for her, they say.
Tommy will never let her go.
He stalks her, tracks her using his wits, his goons, and the best technology that money can buy. How can she escape him?
Simple. By hiding out in a small town where there's no phone, no ...
Missy the Werecat: Book I
When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she'd been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill.
She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She's a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today's world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 399 Pages (3,729 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Sometimes we want the things we aren't supposed to have.
Moving back to Las Vegas after college was supposed to be my fresh start. I was going to land my perfect new job, make the world a better place, and finally mend my relationship with my father.
At least that was the plan before I saw Reed Randolph that night in the casino. I think I've always been in love with Reed Randolph. From elementary school until now, he's always been my fantasy. He's dark, gorgeous, successful, and sexy.
A one night stand of mind-blowing sex - that was all it was supposed to be. The only problem? I just found out he's my new stepbrother.
My dad ran off to Costa Rica, married Reed's mom, and now Dad's going to run for office again - a move that's sure to bring a herd of reporters to the door. And all I can think about is wanting to sleep with Reed again.
Forbidden desire, a bitchy stepmother, and a very strained relationship with my dad... my life is just a little complicated right now.
My life is ...
A selfish soldier for hire. A young prisoner with a powerful secret. Will he look out for number one or join the fight against tyranny?
Earth, 2202. Pepper is tired of fighting other people's battles. Caught in a Company attack while trading supplies, the mercenary's first instinct is to escape. But when he impulsively rescues a young rebel and spirits her out through the war-torn wasteland, his priorities turn to the promise of a fat reward...
Journeying to the rebel stronghold, Pepper worries he's in over his head when he discovers the girl is developing unusual psychic powers. And with the Company elites cutting back food and water rations to line their pockets, his anger starts to boil. It may even make him want to fight for something greater than himself...
Can Pepper claim his reward before he finds himself caught in a war that's not of his making?
The Hunger Rebellion is the gripping first book in the post-apocalyptic Sanctuary Series. If you like dystopian settings, ...
"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. This invisible red thread will never break and you will either find your way back to me somehow, or me to you."
This is the promise that Jack makes to Esha at the end of their precious week together in London. Esha has to return to India for her wedding to Dev, which has been arranged by her wealthy parents. Aware of her cultural commitments and knowing in her heart that they cannot have a future together, their separation is marked with a single promise. The turbulent years that follow are recorded in Esha's journal, in the form of letters to Jack, which eventually find their way into his hands and which rock his world to the core. The rigid traditions and formalities of the social world of Amritsar, in which Esha is trapped, and to which Jack has no access, may well stretch their scarlet thread to breaking point. Can a single promise made seven years ago bring together two ...
Step into Carole Gill's House of Horrors... if you dare.
In this horror collection you'll find stories of vampires, zombies, murderous midgets, demon clowns, evil dolls, haunted cemeteries, a real shop of horrors, taxidermy gone haywire, serial killers and more!
Your worst fears and nightmares dished up for you with extra helpings of blood-curdling terror!
A serious page-turner from multi-million bestselling author Willow Rose. Once you start One, Two... He is coming for you - there is no turning back.
Series sold more than 1 million copies!
Journalist Rebekka Franck returns to her hometown with her six-year-old daughter. She is trying to escape her ex-husband and start a new life for her and her daughter when the small sleepy town experiences a murder.
One of the country's wealthiest men is brutally killed in his summer residence.
While Rebekka Franck and her punk photographer Sune try to cover the story for the local newspaper, another murder happens on a high society rich man. Now Rebekka Franck realizes that the drowsy little kingdom of Denmark has gotten its first serial killer and soon a series of dark secrets - long buried but not forgotten - will see the light of day.
- One, Two... He is coming for you is the first book in Willow Rose's mystery-series about the reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune
Grab a ...
Darkness was her only companion.
A young woman's body is discovered in a remote Sussex location. The female student had been held captive before she was tortured and killed in the most heinous manner.
Detective Inspector Scott Baker and his team must uncover the events that led to her tragic death.
The savagery of the murder points to a twisted and deranged psychopath with a propensity to exact extreme violence. A killer with the darkest of minds. A depraved individual whose actions go beyond the realms of rational thinking.
Stalking his victims, the killer is preying on lone female students that match his specific taste.
With no evidence and no witnesses, the killer is set on making it hard for those investigating to find him. Will Scott catch a murderer who's lost his grip on reality?
Unexpectedly, another student is murdered in exactly the same circumstances. Scott and the team must get to this terrifying and sadistic killer before panic sets in amongst an already nervous ...
With the right DNA, you could be free from disease, free from ageing.
You could even, perhaps, live forever.
Like her father before her, Paola Santini has the right DNA.
John Andrews is in a state of shock. Just weeks after meeting his daughter, Paola, for the first time -- almost 500 years after she was born in Naples -- she is abducted and DNA evidence shows that the culprit is Jacques Bognard, John's seafaring friend from 17th century Marseille.
When the body of a brutally murdered, unidentified woman is discovered in Paola's Cape Cod house and Paola's own identity is found to be false, the police are baffled. And the deeper they dig, the more mysterious the case becomes.
In the gripping third book in the Rare Traits Trilogy, John Andrews finds himself in a desperate search for his daughter that leads him from the US to the UK and then to the area of Tuscany he knew as a young man in the 15th century.
Meanwhile, in the frustration of her captivity, Paola faces her demons...
An ocean of stories. Now at your fingertips.
The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic. It contains within it numerous fables, anecdotes and pieces of practical wisdom that make up what we today call Indian culture.
Two thousand tales from this ocean of Vedic literature are now being retold for your reading pleasure. Crisp, comprehensive, contextual.
In Volume 9 you will find stories such as:
- The Immortalization of Sumukha
- The Story of Galava and Madhavi
- The Peacemaking Effort of Krishna
- Kunti's Message for the Pandavas
- The Assembling of Armies
And many more. Whether you're a casual reader of mythology or a die-hard fanatic, this is a must-read.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 124 Pages (2,534 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Twelve year old Sawyer Lambert didn't have a clue that the orphan he chose to bring home was his very own angel. By the time he realized that the little girl was straight down from heaven, tragedy had struck and he had wounded her soul. Piper Saunders was hiding from her past and trying to make herself a better future, she went to work as a telephone operator working long hours in a cold environment. Sawyer Lambert liked the sound of her voice and struck up a conversation with the operator. Night after night they would talk and share their lives, yet he was unaware that she knew him, that once, long ago as children, he had hurt her and she now saw her chance to get revenge for what he had done to her. With her lies and her secrets and her half told truths, Sawyer and Piper finally meet beyond the phone lines and their shared past can't stay hidden. They both soon learn that vengeance isn't one sided and her secret past is the key to his whole future. Set in the year 1915 in ...
This collection of seven ghostly short stories includes accounts of haunted staircases, nightmarish professors, bedevilled houses and terrifying encounters in late-night cafés. The seven tales range from the contemporary to the traditional, from the sweet to the strange, and each will leave you wondering whether you dare switch off that light and go to sleep...
Although the Zombie War still rages in many parts of the world the end is now in sight.
In this collection of interviews three journalists have sought the truth behind the global events of what is usually referred to as the Zombie War.
Collecting the voices of a survivalist, a nurse, a hitman, a Mafia Don, a film maker, high ranking military personnel and many more this book attempts to tell the story of how we almost lost the Zombie War.
It is the authors dearest hope that the events the led to the Zombie War will never happen again.
Is Stinky's mother joining an order of couture nuns for the employee discount?
Stinky's father panics when he suspects that his wife is planning to leave him to become a nun.
The Sisters of Disparity run a couture convent with a high-end mall and luxurious spa. The employee discount is generous and Stinky's mother is one of their star pupils. Stinky decides to investigate and comes up with a plan so wrong it might turn out right.
About Stinky Stories
Stinky and Eddie appear in almost eighty comic short stories in the #1 bestselling Amazon series. Stinky is chatty and insouciant, and while Eddie may not say as much, when something needs to be done, he's already doing it. They're as close as Brooklyn and Queens and as unlikely to separate.
Stinky doesn't go looking for trouble, but he can't hide from it. It's part of the "best looking man on the planet" package. While Stinky's father has a false scent in this tale, it's usually his mother who sends the boys on a wild goose chase. ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 40 Pages (415 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Charity begins at the hospital, not home, if you want to give Eddie a sponge bath.
Eddie isn't worried about the bullet that whizzed through his chest. Sure it hurts, but the doctor told him he'll be fine. Deciding where to recuperate has him almost paralyzed. His mother, Stinky's mother and Stinky are fighting for the right to play nurse and unlike Gaul, he doesn't want to be divided in three parts. Whatever he decides, he'll disappoint two of his nearest and dearest and Irish guilt and Eddie were pals long before he met Stinky.
To add to his torment he seems to have organized a citywide peace movement while he was under a lot of pain medication, one of the nurses is collecting serious coin (for charity) from nurses and aides who want to attend to his personal needs, and Stinky can't help offering unsolicited advice to the patient in the next bed. Hospitals are never relaxing and even less so when Stinky takes charge.
About Stinky Stories
Stinky and Eddie appear in almost eighty ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 53 Pages (418 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020
Live free or die...
Chicago is burning, a rebellion rises, but that's the least of Carrie's concerns. Patrolman Simmons is assigned new partners who threaten the security and secrecy of Carrie's clan. Tensions are high, lines are drawn, and Carrie feels a wedge growing between her and Greg.
Haunted by past mistakes and impending tragedies, Greg knows he should distance himself from Carrie. He knows he should let her love the patrolman who can save her and her siblings, especially with money and resources dwindling. But knowing and doing are different matters. He's busy hatching a plan to salvage things when his citizenship backfires, and he's asked to do the unthinkable. In this stunning follow-up to Life, loved ones are lost, allegiances are tested, and old enemies plot revenge. At every turn, the citizens of Logan Pond must ask:
What price would you pay for the liberty of those you love?
CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND (Life, Liberty, The Pursuit) is a dystopian romance trilogy set in ...
(*This series contains some mature language and subject matter -- reader discretion advised.)
If you happen to have a terminal disease... You might as well take some people with you.
Chris is more or less a regular guy.
But following an unexpected medical diagnosis, he approaches life differently.
Meaning he makes a list on the back of a Starbucks receipt...
... of people who shouldn't be walking around anymore.
5 Ike's guy
6 video store Australian
7 football driver
8 Maierhaffer situation
9 soccer guy
10 Eric Mossman's person
And all bets are off.
Once upon a time. Or so it usually begins, does it not?
They say my parents started it all with a blunder, that the King and Queen of House Lan were stupid enough to offend one of the Fey by neglecting to invite her to the celebration of my birth. They also say the weapon of choice was a spinning wheel. The spindle, to be precise.
A spinning wheel. As if.
In a way it fits. Bless the young princess with all the boons a future queen would want or need and yet make the cause of her demise something that is almost exclusively the province of the distaff persuasion. Poetic almost, perhaps the original storyteller's bit of social commentary. A princess may become a queen and rule, but only if she stays far, far away from the feminine.
However, my king-father and queen-mother were not stupid and the Powerful One was not an enemy but an old and trusted friend. She did not utter a curse, but a warning.
Elianna didn't say a spindle would kill me, but a spear. A man would break me upon ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 221 Pages (474 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2020